For safety around flammable and combustible liquids, using the latest NFPA 30 is the first priority.
Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is the best practice widely used in industry and by insurers. The 2015 edition of the Code includes the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility by ensuring safe storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids.
Changes respond to recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and proposals from the field:
- New storage height restrictions in Chapter 10 address unprotected storage in unprotected mercantile occupancies.
- Numerous amendments to Chapter 16 to correlate with NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler System rules concerning warehouse storage. The 2015 edition of NFPA 30 gives sprinkler system designers a better grasp of requirements and assists Code officials with plans review.
- Revised Table 17.4.3 in Chapter 17. Increased mandatory separation distances for process vessels based on CSB recommendations.
- New coverage in Section 18.4 includes first-time requirements for manual pressure-operated drum pumps.
- New Section 19.7 governs the installation of bulk cooking oil storage and dispensing systems used in restaurants and prepared food manufacturing facilities.
- Change to Subsection 22.11.4 sets a 50,000 gal. maximum capacity for all secondary containment-type storage tanks for all Class I, Class II, and Class IIIA liquids.
- Changes to Chapter 27: Piping Systems revise requirements for low-melting materials based on CSB recommendations.
Get the criteria you need to design your facilities for better protection, comply with sprinkler requirements, and use safe operating practices.
Update to the 2015 NFPA 30 now. (Softbound, 154 pp., 2015)
Author: Robert P. Benedetti, CSP, P.E., FSFPE
Reduce risks around hazardous liquids and improve facility safety with NFPA®'s full-color 2015 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Handbook.
Incidents involving flammable and combustible liquids can have devastating consequences, which is why compliance with NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A is an essential part of any fire safety plan. Gain a clear understanding of the hows and whys behind the rules in the 2015 NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Handbook.
This exclusive source pairs answers with the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility.
Expert commentary explains NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A provisions for storage of liquids; automatic fire protection; processing facilities; dispensing, handling, transfer, and use of liquids; and motor fuel dispensing and repair garages. Explanations include coverage of new technology; the history and rationale behind requirements; and tips that help designers, engineers, installers, and inspectors do their part to protect people, equipment, and installations.
Only the 2015 edition of the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Handbook has:
- The complete text of the 2015 NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code and the 2015 NFPA 30A: Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages
- Exclusive commentary, printed in blue, that explains applications and reasoning
- 200+ visuals including full-color photographs that help you visualize concepts, so you're ready to implement and enforce requirements
- A supplement detailing technical changes from the 2012 edition to the 2015 edition of both NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A; you'll know what's new and why
- An all-new supplement with key points in an NFPA Fire Analysis Report on fires involving flammable gas or flammable or combustible liquids
- Other supplements that expand your expertise in key areas -- such as maintaining safety for fuel storage tanks inside buildings, electrical equipment in hazardous areas, electrostatics, and more
- FAQs from your peers focus on common problems and key areas of concern
Work with real-world advice and expertise on flammable and combustible liquids safety.
Engineers, contractors, consultants, facility safety directors, and enforcement officials; anyone responsible for ensuring safety around flammable and combustible liquids needs this updated, full-color edition of the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Handbook. (Hardbound, Approx. 720 pp., 2015)